1/2 hour after a tornado swept through the area yesterday, just to the south of us. I'm not sure if the picture accurately depicts the orange glow to the scene, which permeated the air and sky. Luckily, we just had a thunderstorm with small hail, but Dexter wasn't so lucky.
100 homes were damaged, 1/2 of those severely, but no major injuries or fatalities. It's amazing that no one got hurt. I love my basement.
There is still time to donate to the Red Scarf Project for 2010. Finishing a scarf in less than a week may not be doable, if you are just hearing about this effort, but the Orphan Foundation of America will accept monetary donations, as well. See the General Donation page for details.
Something that I had not heard about until this year, and closer to home, was a donation effort to make scarves for the Special Olympics in Michigan.
Virginia Schultz of Clarkston, Michigan,orchestrated an effort to donate scarves for every participant in Michigan's Special Olympics. I spoke to her husband last week, wanting to get a few more details, and he said they have reached their quota for scarves.
I asked him to repeat himself, and he said YES, they have enough scarves! Wow! He couldn’t believe it, either; they have reached their goal.
He wanted to warmly thank everyone who took the time and effort to make and donate a scarf for the Special Olympics here in Michigan. He suggested that if anyone had already finished a scarf, they could still send it in, but to not begin a scarf or special order any yarn. He said that Michael’s had been very helpful and supportive of this scarf effort.